• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

juggs

Coming up next week for vacation and hoping to find anything from bass (SM and LM) to walleyes to panfish. Any suggestions on what's going best? And to the posters of the Turtle Lake thread, are the smallies going good there now and which part of the lake would be the best place to start?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Greg Clusiau

Juggs,

The crappies are starting to "drop down" to deeper water on some of the lakes. I fished last night and found fish all over. Some were still relating to the weeds in 10' while others were located in a mid-lake basin of 20'. Check out the smaller lakes first for this happening.

Also, big pike should be up shallow and on the prowl. Cast big lures near major weed beds. Oh yeah, HANG ON!

------------------
Jaw Breaker Guide Service
Phone: 218 778-0087
[email protected]
http://fishtec.com/guide.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BIG ISLAND DUDE

I was up in the marcell area last weekend and caught some real nice smallies, including an 16 incher, they were on shallow rocks 8'-2', points and in between islands. they were biteing on raps and small shiners. the best bite was in the mornin 6am-9am. caught a couple nice crappies in about 8' of water in a channel between an island and the main shore, they were biting in the evening on small fatheads. Trolling rapalas, throwing spoons and fishing suckers under a bobber, along moderate to deep weed beds are always a good bet for PIKE. They should move a tad bit shallower in the evening with the cool weather.

As for turtle lake..

Fish the rocky points. There is rocky sunkin island near gov's point that has produced for me in the past. I havent been there in a while so I am not sure what it has been like lately.

GOOD LUCK!

------------------
I never vote for, I alawys vote against

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gkl

Greg, You mentioned that big pike should be up shallow. Does that hold true for large lakes like Pokegama? I didn't think they came up shallow until mid to late October.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Mike89
      I like the idea!!!👍
    • reddogdth
      Just a heads up to all.  Someone has been cutting off the Catalytic convertors on vehicles at the landings on Island Lake Reservoir.  Trucks are targeted do to the clearance and ease to get under.  They hit several vehicles on Friday morning and were trying to sell the parts at a local scrap yard by 11:30am the same day.  It cost me over $500.00 to replace this weekend.  Police where notified.
    • rodbender27
      Thank you for your opinion. I respectfully disagree with just standing by, as multiple 3lbs+ bass were shown to me in a livewell this morning coming off of a 300acre lake. Again i completely realize this is a legal choice to make, and at times selective harvest is necessary for maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Where I live in Minnesota, bass are plentiful, but fish of that calliber and bigger are not growing on trees and it takes multiple years to get to maturity. As aforementioned, i am serious about the sport aspect of bass fishing and hate to think of the idea of 10+ yr old fish being taken from lakes of such small size especially. I have personally seen the possibilities catch and release offers as myself and a buddy have caught the same 4lb fish with distinct bird/pike bite marks on 3 separate occasions just this spring/summer alone.  Again i do not mean to shame these people for being proud of catching quality fish, just want to find the best way to try to shape their thinking to take a more conservationally responsible approach to fish harvest choices. I appreciate any help i can get
    • delcecchi
      They split FM and HSO.   Turned out to be a bad decision in my opinion.   
    • delcecchi
      If I were you I would mind my own business.  Harvesting bass instead of just annoying them is perfectly legal.    You could always write a strongly worded letter to the DNR and your state legislators suggesting special regulations on those lakes that concern you or even a statewide change if you really feel that it is a problem.     
    • Horseshoe_Don
      I have 2 large anchors so movement is not a problem as long as the wind is not too heavy which causes a little rocking.    The screen was as detailed as it is in winter.    As far as fishing went.    I was marking a lot of fish but most were cats.   I only marked a couple of possible walleyes but no takers, but in fairness I was only testing and was not in my best spot and was only there about 20 minutes.    Have to try again later in some of my winter hot spots.   Don
    • Wanderer
      That’s what I’m wondering too!  Mostly how well you can actually keep your bait in your ducer cone.  For a pontoon fisher I can see some pretty cool positives for the setup!
    • Borch
      Now I've seen it all!  😁 So how'd it go?
    • rodbender27
      Looking for advice on how to approach/converse with those who choose to keep bass. I have worked at public boat accesses around the metro for a few years now and see anglers taking bass home with them more often than I would care to see. As an avid bass fisherman, I have bias toward complete catch and release on all bass that are caught, however i understand that it is completely legal to harvest bass as long as one is complying with harvesting laws. The big problem for me persoany is when i see people keeping the totally wrong size fish (15"+) if you were to want to keep some.  I have struggled in how to go about trying to make people think twice about choosing to keep bass (or at least the larger fish) without making it awkward or seeming like i am shaming them. Would like any input on how I could go about conversing with these people. Any personal accounts would be great, thanks  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have heard the same reports. Good to hear that the walleyes on the West end may be starting to recover! Cliff